EXPO CHICAGO 2019: Dialogues September 21
@ Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Opening Saturday, September 21st, from 12PM - 6:30PM
On view through Sunday, September 22nd
Presented in partnership with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), /Dialogues offers panel discussions, conversations and provocative artistic discourse with leading artists, curators, designers, and arts professionals on the current issues that engage them.
NO PLAN(ET): ECOLOGY AS THE NEW POLITICS 2030–2100
Moderated by Elizabeth Corr (NRDC)
The time has come to change our understanding of the environment. Featuring specialists from the Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit international environmental advocacy organization whose work with contemporary artists has been used as a means of communicating their socially-engaged mission, this discussion will focus on their inaugural partnership with the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow’s groundbreaking exhibition, The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100, presented as part of the Special Exhibitions program.
Panelists | Naima J. Keith (Curator | EXPOSURE, LACMA, P.5), and Diana Nawi (Prospect.5 | Susman Curatorial Fellowship Alumni). Moderated by Sarah Thornton (Author, Sociologist of Culture).
With the expanse of biennial models becoming increasingly ubiquitous, navigating the landscape of large-scale, place-based exhibitions is a growing global curatorial concern. Drawing upon the Prospect.5 curators’ diverse past exhibition experience, alongside research into the Southern United States and the Caribbean, join author and sociologist of culture Sarah Thornton for a discussion on the values, methodologies, and the necessary transparency within an artistic selection process that can be applied to similar undertakings. Gaining insight into the conceptualization of a triennial from a critical perspective, the talk will consider how the African diaspora has shaped the vision for P.5, slated to open in New Orleans in the fall of 2020. Presented in partnership with Cultured.
CHARLES ATLAS | IN CONVERSATION
Panelists | Charles Atlas (Artist | Luhring Augustine) and Jennifer Krasinski (Artforum)
The work of pioneering filmmaker Charles Atlas began in New York in the 1970s, following his position as a lighting designer for Merce Cunningham’s dance company, where he made his first films. Through the 1980s and ‘90s, Atlas began creating seminal media and performance works, often centered around the dancer’s body—working with artists such as Yvonne Rainer, Leigh Bowery, and Andy Warhol, among others. For the last decade, Atlas has created large-scale multi-channel installations that combine digital graphics and video. Coinciding with a newly commissioned installation as part of Art on theMART, this discussion will touch upon his lifetime of work. Presented in partnership with Artforum.
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURAL BIENNIAL
Join a panel discussion on the 2019 Chicago Architectural Biennial, entitled …and such other stories, exploring themes navigated by leading participants whose recent commissions intersect with contemporary art and architecture. The conversation will be led by Sepake Angiama (Chicago Architectural Biennial), one of the curators of the biennial exhibition.
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